Full casting has been announced for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of The Bodyguard, which opens in Glasgow next month.
Joining the previously announced Alexandra Burke as Rachel Marron will be Benoît Maréchal (Spiral) as Frank Farmer, Micha Richardson (Legally Blonde) as Nicki Marron, Peter Landi (This House) as Bill Devaney, Craig Berry (Mamma Mia!) as Tony, Gary Turner (Emmerdale) as Sy Spector, Phil Atkinson (Little Shop of Horrors) as The Stalker and Simon Cotton (Clockwork Orange) as Ray Court. At certain performances, the role of Rachel Marron will be played by Carole Stennett (King).
The rest of the company includes Rosie Cava-Beale, Callum Clack, Myles Cork, Kerry Crozier, Sia Dauda, Gustav Die, Chris Edgerley, James Lee Harris, Holly Liburd, Jack Loy, Hannah Millichamp, Helen Parsons, Daniil Shmidt, Jessica Simmons, Yiota Theo and Michael Wade Peters.
The hit musical, which is based on the film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, follows a secret service agent-turned-bodyguard Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect singer Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. The show includes classic tunes such as "Queen of the Night", "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You"
Burke (currently appearing in Chicago in the West End) returns to the role of Marron after playing the role in London and on a 2015/16 UK tour. The production had its world premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in 2012, where it was nominated for four Olivier Awards.
The new UK tour will open at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 3 December before touring to Hull, Southend, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Cardiff, Norwich, Canterbury, Southampton, Nottingham and Wolverhampton.